Teachers’ strike means no school on Monday

All public schools in Campbell River and the North Island will close for one day as part of rotating job action

  • May. 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Campbell River schools will be closed on Monday, May 26, as teachers begin rotating strike action across the province.

All public schools on Upper Vancouver Island will be closed on Monday, according to the B.C. Teachers’ Federation which made the announcement Tuesday.

“Last week, teachers were hopeful when they saw the government…put out an olive branch by backing off the unrealistic 10-year term,” said federation president Jim Iker in a news release. “But the next day, hope that this government would start negotiating in good faith faded when the employer announced a series of threats around wage rollbacks, lockouts, and attempts to divide teachers…”

The teachers want more money and smaller class sizes.